Wissahickon Community Aquatic Club

Welcome to the 2014-2015 Season! 

 

Welcome to the 2014-2015 WCAC swimming and diving season!  Registration opened on August 1, 2014.

WCAC strives to provide the youth of our community the opportunity to reach their highest personal potential as both and individual and an athlete.  We understand that winning is much more than one's place in the finish of a race, and we are committed to helping our swimmers and divers develop their self esteem and pride through both individual achievement and team work.
 

IMPORTANT DATES

Monday, September 8

Parents Meeting

7:00 - 8:00 PM

Friday, September 12

Evaluations

6:00 - 6:45 PM

New swimmers 10 and under

 


 6:45- 7:30 PM

New swimmers 11 and older

Sunday, September 14

Practice Group assignments are made

Email will be sent

Monday, September 15

First night of practice

See practice schedule below

Saturday, October 25

Time Trials and Pizza Party

10:00 AM

 

PRACTICE SCHEDULE

 

Minis

Gold

Blue*

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Monday

 6:00 – 6:30 pm

 6:00 – 7:00 pm

7:00 – 8:30 pm

 

Tuesday

 

 

6:00 – 7:30 pm

 

Wednesday

 

 6:00 – 7:00 pm

7:00 – 8:30 pm

 

Thursday

 6:00 – 6:30 pm

 6:00 – 7:00 pm

7:00 – 8:30 pm

 

Friday

 

 6:00 – 7:00 pm

6:30 – 7:30 pm

6:00 – 7:30 pm

Saturday

10:00 –10:30 am

10:00 –11:15 am

10:00 AM–12:00 pm

 

*12 years and up dry land 6:30 – 7:00


Practice Group Descriptions

Minis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The Minis group is for swimmers who are new to competitive swimming.  They should be able to swim an entire lap of the pool.  The focus for this group is to learn all four competitive strokes.  The goal is to be able to dive off block and swim legal strokes.

Gold                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The swimmers in this group have experience in competitive swimming, but cannot do all 4 strokes legally including turns and starts.  This group will focus on stroke, turns, starts and overall race and training ability.  Goal of this group is to master all four strokes, turns and racing starts.  It is recommended that this group attend 3 out of the 5 practice times offered.


Blue:
Swimmers who demonstrate a higher level of skill and have a significant amount of competitive experience, will be placed in the blue group.  This group has mastered all four strokes, competitive starts and turns, and can endure conditioning and dry land. Swimmers will be introduced to a greater range of races and strategies.  The ultimate goal of this group is qualification for SALeague Champs and/or Middle Atlantic Junior Olympics.  It is recommended that this group attend 4 out of the 6 practices offered per week.

Group Movement
Coaches will determine if and when swimmers are ready to move from Gold to Blue group. Swimmers should demonstrate mastery of all four strokes, competitive starts and turns and completing sets without breaking strokes across consistently for 2 weeks, including meets.  Swimmers also need to demonstrate that they can execute sets during blue practice. If a swimmer does not complete required practice sets and does not meet the expectations of the coach for more than a week, a meeting will take place between swimmer, coach and parents.

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